Tag Archives: Google

Can’t access Google Drive Folder Offline but can Online on Windows 7? [Fix]

Okay, so I have most of my files in a nice folder called Google Drive. Yep, all of em! I like the idea that my local copy will work just like any old folder and a copy of all my stuff will end up online as a backup. Yeah, I mostly like it as a backup, but I do use Google Docs alot, and it’s awesome that I can share loads of data with other Google users.

Well, today I go into one of my folders and, after a little syncing, I couldn’t access it. It basically gave one of those error messages like you see when you try and access a share when your offline. I wasn’t offline. So what the heck Google! Now, I could login online and access this folder, and (thankfully) it only had Google Doc stuff that Google Docs could handle.

Excuse my lazy hi-lighter job, but yeah, this was the folder acting up. I could access it online! So, I was able to work on the documents there anyways. So, after my meeting (yeah), I set out to fix it…. here’s what I did….

If you look, all I did was rename my folder (using Cygwin) with additional __ (underscores) at the end. I have no clue why this worked, but after I refreshed my Windows folder view…

Once I double-clicked it, it worked! If you are running into this, and trying to figure out if renaming the folder (has to be from Cygwin, Windows won’t let you) will kill your files….didn’t for me.

But, the really weird thing, so far, has been that, on Google Drive, the folder is still the same:

Go figure. As long as Google doesn’t delete my stuff, Google Drive has been awesome so far!

Why Google+ won’t pan out and replace (or beat) Facebook; Google+ vs. Facebook: Facebook will win

Okay, now this is just my opinion- just my prediction, I could totally be wrong about this one. I haven’t even got an invite yet to try it out, I just keep reading about it and people keep bringing it up. Now, there is some reasoning to why I think Google+ won’t pan out and replace Facebook:

  • People are lazy
  • Facebook can do it
  • People have short attention spans
  • People don’t like too many things
  • People just want to make money
  • People don’t want to desert their friends

Now, first, people are lazy. That’s right. Sure, I might “migrate” all my Facebook stuff over to Google+ because I’m an impulsive nerd who would do that kind of thing, but most people are lazy. They have already established their identity on Facebook and it’s just a matter of time before Facebook will do it too. This is how I see it happening. People will use Google+ for that one really cool feature they actually liked (we all know that is Hangouts). They’ll use it for special situations too, like certain groups or get-together’s, but mostly five people will hangout in a Hangout once, just to play with it. Then, Facebook will come up with something similar, and they’ll stop using it and forget about their Google+ page; people have really short attention spans.

Yeah, sure, some people are going to use it. It really has to be a cool thing if people are really talking about it. But, for the most part, it’s just another Facebook page to everyone else…and I’ve already got one. I’m not putting Google+ down, it might be awesome, but I’m already doing that somewhere else- only impulsive nerds are going to hyper-manage their profiles, for the rest of the world, people don’t like too many things, meaning too many profiles. You see, I use Twitter because it is not a profile service, it’s just status updates, so it works. For my chatting, personal messaging, and photos, I use Facebook. Google+ is trying to be Facebook. Not the company, but another Facebook page, and I don’t need one.

Now, Google+ is going to have a honeymoon period, because of the geeks and the fact that people just want to make money. It’s another avenue to market, so of course people are adding +1’s and Google+ accounts, but it’s just marketing!

I’m not trying to put down Google+. I haven’t even tried it and I already know that I am going to think it is awesome, but among these facts is one simple thing that Google+ is going to have a hard time with: people don’t want to desert their friends. Yeah, how the hell am I going to get all my friends over to Google+? I just convinced my friend Crystal to get one! I set up my mom’s Facebook page! This problem is going to plague Google+ as long as Facebook doesn’t start sucking (remember MySpace?). As long as Facebook keeps being awesome, my friends are not going to want to switch. Google should be praying that Facebook screws up…big time. But, Facebook, knowing Google+ is around, may just watch their steps from now on and be good boys and girls.

This is just my opinion. I’m really thinking about the people that use this stuff and I just don’t see it going very far. But, maybe they don’t care… I just have been telling this to my friends when they bring it up, and on most things they agree with me, so I thought I’d share. What do you think?

Mark Zuckerberg No Longer Pissed!

Mark Zuckerberg No Longer Pissed Photo from Google+ (Plus)

That’s right, Mark is no longer pissed; or, what I assumed looked like pissed over Google+. At least that’s what his new profile picture on Google+ says to me. But, I still can’t keep wondering what Mark is thinking. To me, Mark is still a rebel college student hacker, and that’s cool- so I’m not convinced by his new found Google+ image.

I haven’t even been able to check out Google+ and already I’m worried about how it is going to affect my online-social life. I live in a place where people are mostly going to stick with Facebook, but I think Google is only opening up another door for Mark to walk through. Yeah, Google may have some cool stuff, but people love Facebook! It’s only a matter of time before Facebook punches back, and I won’t be surprised to see Facebook as the winner. But, it’s different to see someone actually competing with Facebook, we all should have seen this coming- and only a giant like Google could do it!

But, Mark looks a little happier…and I think I know why…

Mark Zuckerberg’s Pissed off Photo on Google+; How to get to Mark Zuckerberg’s Google+ Profile

Mark Zuckerberg Pissed off Google+ Photo

Mark Zuckerberg Pissed off Google+ Photo

I haven’t been invited to try Google+, and really, I would rather wait and watch. But, today I noticed that Mark Zuckerberg is the #1 followed user on Google+ at the moment. And, he looks pissed!

I just keep thinking to myself what is going through Mark Zuckerberg’s mind right now. Of course, I am only assuming his profile photo is sending a clear message that he’s pretty upset about it. Maybe he was having a bad day at work…I just wonder why.

I am an avid Facebook user, I was on Facebook when it was in it’s hay-day and it was awesome! I also love Google for their products, but I am not sure who I would be loyal to. Who would you be loyal to?

I’m just saying…I’d be pissed too.

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Mark’s Profile & Other Facebook Employees

Browsing around Mark’s profile showed that many of Facebook’s employees are also on Google+. Although Mark’s profile lacks any posts, I’m not surprised, many of Facebook’s employees are already actively using it. I also noticed that many of Facebook’s employees are ex-Google people. Facebook is supposed to “launch something awesome” this week, and Facebook has also been blocking Google+’s friend importer.